Charming home in handy bayside spot

first_imgA servery in the kitchen opens to the back deck.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020A set of glass and timber doors topped by timber fretwork leads from the lounge room through to the open-plan dining room and kitchen. The timber kitchen has plenty of cupboard and bench space, a pantry, stainless steel appliances, a gas cooktop and a servery with bi-fold windows opening to the covered rear deck. French doors in the dining room open to the rear deck, which overlooks the back yard with established lawn and gardens, barbecue gazebo and paved entertainment area. Back inside, the master bedroom has a built-in robe, carpet and traditional windows that allow for plenty of natural light during the day. The home at 38 Strawberry Rd, Manly West is new to the market.THIS charming cottage with a big yard is new to the market in Manly West. The three-bedroom home at 38 Strawberry Rd, Manly West is on a 607sq m allotment with a white picket fence and established hedge.Marketing agent Kyle Woodbine, of Ray White Wynnum Manly, said the home had loads of traditional cottage features as well as modern- day luxuries. A small porch protects the front door, which opens to the living room with timber floors and plenty of natural light. The covered deck looks out over the yard.The second bedroom also has a built-in robe and the bathroom has a shower-over-bath, toilet and linen closet. The laundry is off the back deck and includes a second toilet and a storage cupboard. The home has timber floors and timber accents throughout, solar panels, and ceiling fans and airconditioning in the living area.There are two sheds, a single carport, side access and space for the boat or trailer.The home is close to Manly train station, Manly State School, Manly Village and the Esplanade.last_img read more

Girls Just Want to Be Born

first_imgPublic Discourse 8 March 2016Family First Comment: Speaking of International Women’s Day, here’s the REAL issue…….The global pro-life movement will continue to speak out and defend the girl child. We must work to oppose all acts of gender based violence, protect women’s and girls’ lives, and seek consistent non-discriminatory life-affirming laws and policies.Today, March 8, the UN’s International Women’s Day (IWD), pro-abortion organizations around the world will tell us that women want and need universal access to abortion— that it is their reproductive right. A number of international pro-abortion organizations, including the Population Institute, Ipas, CHANGE, Catholics for Choice, Women Deliver, and the Center for Reproductive Rights are staging a tweet fest today using the hashtag #IWD2016 and claiming “Access to Safe and Legal Abortion is a Human Right.”Ignored will be the millions of little women in the womb who are denied the most critical human right—the right to life—and whose lives will be violently ended through sex-selection abortion. If these girls could speak, let alone sing, they would surely tell the world, “Girls just want to be born.”History and Scope of Prenatal Sex SelectionThese girls would be joined by the chorus of over 160 million girls in Asia who received a death sentence in acts of gendercide—elimination based on sex—simply because they were not boys. Sex-selection abortion is widely known to occur in countries with a cultural preference for boys, especially China and India, but the violent practice was not indigenous. Prenatal sex-determination technology was exported to these countries when the Population Council recommended sex-selection abortion as an “ethical” way to control population.In her book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Mara Hvistendahl explains the actions that transpired in the United States:By August 1969, when the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Population Council convened another workshop on population control, sex selection had become a pet scheme. . . . Sex selection, moreover, had the added advantage of reducing the number of potential mothers . . . if a reliable sex determination technology could be made available to a mass market, there was “rough consensus” that sex selection abortion “would be an effective, uncontroversial and ethical way of reducing the global population.”The scheme was successful. Today, millions of women in Asia are “missing”—never to dream, play, work, or become mothers. The long-term impact of the millions of “missing girls” includes increased violence against women and girls with increases in sex trafficking, forced prostitution, and the kidnapping and selling of women and girls as brides.There is no disputing the link between sex-selection abortion and the rise of violence against women and girls. Organizations that work to stop gender-based violence (GBV) need look no further than the tragedy of prenatal sex selection for the beginnings of GBV. But present-day pro-abortion politics stand in the way and prevent most from opposing this first act of violence based on gender.The unprecedented death of millions of girls has been equated to a “global war against baby girls” by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt.READ MORE: read more

Brazil starts 2014 football World Cup countdown

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 16 Views   no discussionscenter_img InternationalNewsPrintSports Brazil starts 2014 football World Cup countdown by: – September 17, 2011 Share President Rousseff is confident Brazil can deliver the stadiums on timeBrazil has begun its countdown for the 2014 World Cup, 1,000 days before it hosts the football tournament. President Dilma Rousseff launched the event at a stadium in Belo Horizonte alongside the footballing legend Pele, who is Brazil’s World Cup ambassador. Ms Rousseff promised the new stadiums and other infrastructure required would be ready on time, despite major difficulties and delays. The tournament will kick off on 12 June 2014. Before then, Brazil must build or upgrade 12 stadiums. Many of them are behind schedule and over budget. At some, construction workers have been on strike – including the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro where the final will be played and the Mineirao ground in Belo Horizonte where President Rousseff started the countdown.Building work on the new Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo – which is hoping to host the opening game – only began in May. ConfidenceConstruction workers refurbishing the famous Maracana stadium in Rio are on strikeBrazil must also deliver huge infrastructure developments such as roads and airport terminals so that fans can move between the 12 venues spread across the huge country. Much of that transport infrastructure is anyway badly needed to meet the demands of Brazil’s booming economy and expanding middle class. “Investing in infrastructure is a way of saying no to the international crisis affecting countries in the Eurozone and the US,” Ms Rousseff said. The 2014 World Cup will be the first in South America since Argentina hosted the tournament in 1978, and the first in Brazil since 1950. Correspondents say most Brazilians are confident they will make a success of hosting the tournament – after all, they have already won it World Cup five times. Rio de Janeiro is also due to host the Olympic Games in 2016. The two tournaments are being seen as statements of Brazil’s emergence as a rising global economic power of the 21st Century, much as the 2008 Beijing Olympics served as a calling card for China’s confident new role on the global stage. BBC Newslast_img read more

Snow Leading To Slick Roads, Accidents

first_img*Update*Authorities in Decatur County report that I-74 WB is closed due to the hazardous roads.  No word on when the road will be reopened.“Now it is shut down, their taking [U.S. 421],” said Decatur County Sheriffs Deputy Rick Underhill. “I really can’t tell you how long until we get it cleaned up. There are several semi accidents and wreckers are out there right now trying to remove the semis.”WRBI will release travel information as soon as it is made available.Decatur County EMA issued an Orange travel advisory due to the dangerous roads. However, lowered the status to a Yellow at 2p.m. Authorities reminds commuters to exercise caution while traveling.*Original Story*1:20p.m. – The accident has been cleaned up and the east bound lane of  S.R. 46 is back open.A vehicle crash occurred on S.R. 46 near Tekulve Road in Batesville on Thursday around noon.According to Batesville Police, the accident led to the east bound lane of 46 to be closed for an undetermined amount of time.No word on how many vehicles were involved. WRBI will have an update as soon as information is made available.last_img read more

Too Many Penalties

first_imgI was watching the pro game on TV last Thursday.  There were at least 5 personal foul calls in the short time I had the game on.  I know there is a tremendous effort to cut down on injuries, especially concussions, but I think they have gone overboard in the name of safety.Four of the five penalties were borderline calls.  In one case, a defensive end was called for roughing the passer when he merely made a typical quarterback sack.  It was a hard hit, but isn’t that what football is all about?  He hit the quarterback with his shoulder and the contact was below the shoulder, so it was not a blow to the head.  It was also not late, because the quarterback was still upright and had the ball in his hand.  He could have taken off running.In another incident, a defensive back tackled the pass receiver just a split second after he appeared to have caught the football.  If you are not allowed to tackle pass receivers any more, how are you going to defend passes?  Maybe the rule makers will take a look at these penalties and allow the referees a bit more leeway in deciding if it was vicious or just typical football.last_img read more

ISDH warns about synthetic marijuana dangers

first_imgPhoto: DEAIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is warning Hoosiers about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, spice, OMG, Scooby Snacks, AK-47 or other names, after reports this month that individuals in Illinois and Indiana suffered severe bleeding after using the substances.“Synthetic cannabinoids contain hundreds of chemicals, and it is difficult to know what’s in them or how people will react to the ingredients,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “These substances can cause severe, even life-threatening, bleeding. We have seen cases increase dramatically overnight in Illinois and know at least one person in Indiana has reported severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids.”Synthetic cannabinoids act on the same brain cell receptors as the main active ingredient in marijuana. While they are often marketed as safe and legal alternatives to marijuana, the health effects of synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable and harmful. Many of these products are packaged in ways that appeal to youth.Healthcare providers, schools and health departments encountering unusual cases of bleeding in individuals should inquire about potential exposures to synthetic marijuana.Anyone who has a serious reaction to synthetic cannabinoids should call 911 or go to the emergency department immediately. Individuals who experience bleeding symptoms should not take themselves to the emergency department but should instead call 911 or have someone drive them.last_img read more

Mayweather plans to become boxing coach

first_imgRelatedPosts WBA Champion Charr to hold Ruiz Jr talks WBC dismisses AJ, Fury fight Dillian Whyte sues WBC over Fury fight date Floyd Mayweather has announced his decision to become a boxing trainer. The 43-year-old intends to follow in the footsteps of his father, Floyd Sr, and his late uncle, Roger, who passed away last month. Mayweather, who won fifteen major world titles during his unbeaten professional career, has already begun training young fighters including his oldest son, Koraun, and his 14-year-old nephew Chris. Mayweather, who has shown interest in a potential fight with UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, says the death of his uncle last month has inspired his decision. “As many of you know, I’ve had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle,” Mayweather said in a post on Instagram. “Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career. “In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals. “I am new to helping people train as I’ve always been on the other side of the mitts. “A fighter could be impressive at mitt work but it doesn’t make him a great fighter. A trainer could be impressive on the mitts but it doesn’t make him a great trainer. “It has become a goal of mine to help others reach the best versions of themselves and walk with it in confidence. “I want to leave an impression on those around me and allow them to see their potential. “This quarantine period has allowed me to see the importance of unity and helping others grow. “I want to do my part on this Earth and allow people to see the potential in themselves so that they can share it with the world. “I am new at training and so far I’ve been working with people with no boxing experience, therefore we are growing together. “But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world. Inspire and be inspired.”Tags: BOXINGFloyd MayweatherKhabib Nurmagomedovlast_img read more

South Africa seamers wreak havoc to secure consolation win

first_img(REUTERS) – Seamers Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell wreaked early havoc to set the platform for an easy South African victory in the third and final one-day International against England at Lord’s yesterday.South Africa won by seven wickets but lost the series after defeat in the first two games as both countries prepared for the start of the Champions Trophy this week.Rabada and Parnell decimated the English top order in the opening five overs and rendered the contest effectively over with England teetering at 20 for six. It was the first time six wickets had been taken inside the opening five overs of an ODI.England, who rested Ben Stokes and made four other changes after Saturday’s narrow victory in Southampton, were eventually dismissed for 153 after 31 overs to which the South Africans replied with 156 for three.Hashim Amla scored 55 before being bowled by debutant Toby Roland-Jones and Quinton de Kock (34) fell in the next over to Jake Ball.But JP Duminy (28 not out) and AB de Villiers (27 not out) saw their side through to victory with 20.1 overs to spare.South Africa’s bowlers used the seamer-friendly conditions to maximum effect as England’s batsmen fell like skittles, the first six wickets all coming from pitched-up deliveries.Rabada had out of form Jason Roy caught in the slips by Amla in the opening over and Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler followed in quick succession to catches.Jonny Bairstow’s 51 saved England from the possibility of a worst-ever ODI score. He struck eight fours off 67 deliveries, putting on 62 for the seventh wicket with David Willey and a further 52 with Roland-Jones, who was 37 not out at the end of the innings.Bairstow was stumped off spinner Kershav Maharaj and England still had just under 19 overs to bat when Steven Finn chipped the ball to midwicket and was the last man out.Hosts England get the Champions Trophy underway against Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday while South Africa play Sri Lanka at the same venue on Saturday.ENGLAND inningsJ. Roy c Amla b Rabada 4A. Hales c Amla b Rabada 1J. Root lbw b Parnell 2E. Morgan c de Kock b Parnell 8J. Bairstow stp. de Kock b Maharaj 51J. Buttler c du Plessis b Rabada 4A. Rashid c du Plessis b Rabada 0D. Willey c Duminy b Parnell 26T. Roland-Jones not out 37J. Ball b Maharaj 7S. Finn c de Villiers b Maharaj 3Extras: (lb-2, w-8) 10Total: (all out, 31.1 overs) 153Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-7, 3-15, 4-15, 5-20, 6-20, 7-82, 8-134, 9-143.Bowling: K. Rabada 9-1-39-4 (w-2), W. Parnell 8-0-43-3 (w-2), M. Morkel 4-0-15-0, K. Maharaj 6.1-0-25-3, C. Morris 4-0-29-0.SOUTH AFRICA inningsH. Amla b Roland-Jones 55Q. de Kock b Ball 34J. Duminy not out 28F. du Plessis c Buttler b Ball 5A. de Villiers not out 27Extras: (lb-1, w-6) 7Total: (for 3 wickets, 28.5 overs) 156Fall of wickets: 1-95, 2-95, 3-101.Bowling: D. Willey 4.5-0-43-0 (w-1), J. Ball 10-0-43-2 (w-5), S. Finn 7-1-35-0, T. Roland-Jones 7-2-34-1.last_img read more

Broncos sad Miller won’t have big year he worked so hard for

first_img September 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller was primed for a monster comeback in 2020 after packing on the muscle this spring, doubling down on his leadership duties after watching Kobe Bryant’s funeral and Michael Jordan’s documentary, then absolutely destroying offensive drills every day at training camp.It all crumbled when the Super Bowl 50 MVP suffered a serious ankle injury at an indoor practice Tuesday, almost certainly costing him a chance to atone for last season’s drop-off that helped fuel his offseason rededication. “It was just a normal play,” coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday. “He just rushed around the edge and never hit the ground, never looked bad. If you saw the video you’d think nothing happened, but it did.” The feeling around team headquarters was that of heartache for Miller but there wasn’t a sense the team was feeling sorry for itself. “Without a doubt, it’s a punch in the gut for everybody just knowing how good of a player he is and how good of a leader he is for this team,” quarterback Drew Lock said. “And personally for him, I talked to him a lot in the offseason. He was gunning. He was ready to go. He was extremely excited, a new focus from Von. “It definitely hurts our team … but life goes on,” Lock added. “He’s going to work to get back on the field as fast as possible and we’ve got to work to win games.”Safety Justin Simmons said he’s certain Miller will put that same energy into his rehab that he did into his offseason of transformation.“It’s just a huge, beyond words huge, loss for our defense,” Simmons said. Broncos sad Miller won’t have big year he worked so hard for “And we have a good enough team to do that. If you’re a good enough team you can overcome these injuries. There’s countless examples of that over the years, very recently, very long time ago, any time you want to look at, there’s been these types of injuries that teams have overcome and still had successful seasons,” Fangio added. “And we want to be added to that list.”Fangio noted the Broncos went 7-5 last year after losing Chubb in Week 4.“We played our best football after that, and that’s not because we didn’t have Bradley; we just kept developing as a team and we compensated for him,” Fangio said. “And we have a better team this year overall. So, I expect us to still be a good team without Von.”There’s no denying, however, that it just got a whole lot tougher for the Broncos to return to the playoffs this year and avoid becoming the first Super Bowl champion to spend the following five seasons missing out on the playoffs altogether. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NFL: and The Broncos open the season Monday night at home against Tennessee, and the Titans were also dispirited over the loss of one of the league’s best ambassadors.“You’re looking at the Hall of Fame-caliber player who’s played at a high level since he’s entered into this league,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “The Broncos have an incredible defense. Obviously, Von Miller will be missed. I feel horrible for that guy,” Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan said. “The handful of times I’ve been around him, he’s been a stand-up dude. He’s one of those people that doesn’t know how much of a star he actually is by the way he acts and treats other people.” ___ AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed. Associated Press Miller is seeking additional medical advice before undergoing surgery and is expected to miss the season.“I’m sad that he’s not going to get the season that he worked for because it would have been fun to watch,” Fangio said. “For me. For him. For you. For everybody.”Malik Reed and Jeremiah Attaochu, who filled the void when Miller’s pass rushing partner Bradley Chubb tore an ACL a year ago, will share the workload now. Fangio stressed, however, that they’re not the only ones who will have to step up their game on the field or in the huddle. “The whole team has to pick up the void,” Fangio said. “It’s not the player that ends up playing for him. It’s not the defense, it’s not the offense, it’s not the special teams. It’s everybody. When you lose a player of that caliber, everybody’s got to pick up the slack — in all facets — on the field and off the field, in the locker room.last_img read more

Tornadoes Oust Plateau in Aiteo Cup

first_imgNiger Tornadoes winger, Wilfred Angels Ammeh is quite excited after his side edged out league champions, Plateau United from the Aiteo Cup championship yesterday.The Ikon Allah Boys were forced to 2-2 draw by the Tin City side in Sunday’s Aiteo Cup quarterfinals reverse clash at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos.The match could not hold on Saturday as early scheduled due to heavy downpour that made the turf unplayable.The Minna landlords scored first off the foot of Ibrahim Babawo in the 25th minute while Isah Hussaini doubled the side lead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute to end the half as leaders.Bature Yaro scored a brace from the penalty spot in the 52nd and 90th minute to even scores at 2-2 for the Jos side.However, it was the Minna outfit that progressed to the Aiteo Cup semifinals on 4-2 aggregate after two unreplied goals win in the first fixture clash on Wednesday in Lokoja.Ammeh said his side are well-poised and strengthened to go ahead to challenge for the Aiteo Cup podium dance.Tornadoes will face title holders, FC IfeanyiUbah in the two-legged semifinals clash first in Lokoja on Saturday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 04 in Nnewi.AITEO Cup Quarter –Final Round -up FIRST LEG MATCHES MENNiger Tornadoes 2-0 Plateau UnitedOsun United 1-0 Sunshine UnitedFC IfeanyiUbah 3-0 ABS FCAkwa United 7-0 Katsina United Feeders SECOND LEG MATCHESMENPlateau United 2-2 Niger Tornadoes (Aggregate 2-4)Sunshine United 3-1 Osun United (Aggregate 3-2)ABS FC 0-1 FC IfeanyiUbah (Aggregate 0-4)Akwa United Vs Katsina United Feeders (Wednesday, 27th September)  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more